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4 hrs ago | Washington Post

In Ferguson, a protest leader almost by accident

This was Day 11 of the life Keith Griffin never imagined. He'd viewed himself, before the flashpoint in Ferguson, foremost as a father, a magazine publisher, a gym fanatic, an early sleeper.

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This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Truthdig

Missouri Policeman Threatens Al Jazeera Journalist: 'I'll Bust Your Head Open'

Some police officers in St. Louis County, Missouri, have apparently taken longer than others to notice that the whole world is watching them.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Ferguson, MO, US News

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Ferguson Turmoil Continues With Another Shooting, More Arrests

The face-off between police and protesters in and around Ferguson, Mo., continued Tuesday, with tensions further kindled by reports of another police shooting and by more details about slain teenager Michael Brown.

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Fatal Hypothesis: How Belief in a Just World is Killing Us

If prejudice is a structure, as it has now become popular to say, what are its girders made of? What holds it up and what makes it endure? Certainly a great many scholars have ventured indispensable answers to these questions, but in the wake of Michael Brown's murder and the ongoing tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri , I think there is one thing we can ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, US News

Washington Post

David Plouffe joining Uber as senior vice president

David Plouffe, the well-known Democratic strategist who managed President Obama's 2008 campaign, has accepted a position with Uber, the popular app-based ride-sharing service.

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ThinkProgress

For-Profit College Grads Have The Same Shot At A Job Interview As People Who Never Went To College

In their television ads, for-profit colleges promise to deliver credentials that will jump-start students' careers.

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Related Topix: Marketing, University of Phoenix, US News

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Israel: Crowd Shouts 'Death to Arabs' at Jewish-Muslim Wedding

An Israeli crowd gathered outside the wedding of a Muslim man and a Jewish woman in Rishon Lezion, shouting "death to Arabs" on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Wedding, Religion, Islam, US News

Daily Kos

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One of the most interesting things about art is how it can serve as a cultural milestone, and in many ways art proves the truth of William Faulkner's quote that "the past is never dead."

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Do the Right Thing, Comedy Movies, Spike Lee, US News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Kos

GOP's F0x oppo advertising-news wing: never admit truth about racial oppression even for murder

The "conservative" movement division of spin - F0x - has added a new chapter to their narrative that Democrats are at "war with whites" , that African Americans and all Dems are "Playing the race card" .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, US News

The Nation

St. Louis Police Arrest Eight Protesters Demanding Justice for Michael Brown

St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers escort Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, after arresting her for failure to disperse.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, US News

ThinkProgress

Photo Journalist Arrested In Ferguson

A photojournalist for the photography syndicate Getty Images was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday night, amid ongoing protests over the death of unarmed teen Mike Brown.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Arts, Photography, US News

Daily Kos

Iowa legislator charged with sexual abuse of mentally incapacitated wife

Gross. Just gross. Henry Rayhons, a longtime Republican state senator from Iowa had already been warned by a judge that his wife did not have the cognitive ability to consent to sexual activity.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

Democracy Now

Institutional Racism in Ferguson? First Black School Chief Speaks Out After Forced Resignation

Art McCoy , first African-American Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, African-American, Education Etc., University of Missouri, US News

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Dutch Lawyer Who Saved Jewish Boy in WWII Returns Medal to Israel Over Bombing of His Family in Gaza

Henk Zanoli, a 91-year-old Dutch attorney who in 1943 saved a Jewish boy from the Nazis, has returned to Israel the "Righteous among the Nations" medal awarded him three years ago by the Yad Vashem museum.

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ThinkProgress

Police Officer Threatens To Shoot Reporter Live-Streaming Protests In Ferguson

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Ferguson on Sunday night. The situation quickly spiraled out-of-control when police fired tear gas into the crowd well before the midnight curfew .

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

ThinkProgress

Supporters Of Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Teen Dead Stage Rally, Raise Thousands

Supporters of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot an unarmed teenager dead on August 9, staged a rally on Sunday .

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Washington Post

Community turns to prayer for officer in fatal shooting

They came in numbers that surprised even the reverend, arriving in a muggy drizzle to a church parking lot so full that they had to park in front of the empty home of the man they came to pray for: embattled white police officer Darren Wilson.

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Crooks and Liars

Money In Politics: Rising In Intensity As A 2014 Election Issue

In the 2014 election, more candidates are taking up the fight against big money in politics, to take the country back from the special interests controlling Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mike Rounds, US Governors, Nebraska

Crooks and Liars

Michael Eric Dyson Spells It Out For White Folks: You Don't Worry Police Will 'Kill Your Child'

Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson on Sunday called on President Barack Obama to use his position to explain to white Americans that they do not continually have to fear that police would "kill your child" as African-American parents do.

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Related Topix: Georgetown University, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law

ThinkProgress

Missouri Governor: Police Released Video Of Robbery To Attack Michael Brown's Character

As controversy continues to rage over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said on Sunday that he disagreed "deeply" with the release of a video allegedly depicting Brown robbing a convenience store, and was not informed of the tape before it was unveiled by Ferguson police.

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